Immigrant visas are available to people living outside the U.S. but intend to live permanently in the U.S. Our office will help you with the immigrant visa categories below:

Immediate Relative Visas

These are for immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens. An I-130 petition is filed by the U.S. Citizen relative on behalf of the non-U.S. Citizen. Upon approval, the relative will apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate. After the immigrant visa interview, the immediate relative will receive their immigrant visa and can then travel to the U.S.

Who qualifies as immediate relative?

  • Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
  • Un-married child under the age of 21 years
  • Parent of a U.S. Citizen child

K-3 Visas

In some situations, a U.S. citizen married to someone from another country with a pending I-130 petition may be eligible to reunite sooner through the K-3 nonimmigrant visa. The K3 visa might be the solution to bring your spouse to the U.S. sooner while you wait for adjudication of your pending I-130 petition. Call our office today to learn more about the K-3 visa.

Family preference visas

These visas are relatively similar to the process for immediate relatives but are limited in the number of visas issued per year. Family preference visas are available to:

  • Unmarried child over 21 years of U.S. Citizens and their minor children
  • Spouse, minor children and unmarried children over 21 years of Lawful permanent residents (Green card holders)
  • Married children of U.S. Citizens, their spouses and minor children
  • Siblings of U.S. Citizens, their spouses and minor children

Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR)

Sometimes the U.S. consulate can send a previously approved I-130 petition back to USCIS for revocation. Grounds for NOIR;

  • The application was approved in error
  • The person did not qualify for that benefit in the first place

USCIS gives the Applicant an opportunity to respond to the allegations in the NOIR and defend their application before the petition is revoked. Our office will work with you to write a rebuttal to your NOIR.

Diversity Lottery Visa

People from countries with low immigration rates to the U.S. can apply for Permanent resident status through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. A specific number of visas is issued for this program. It is a random selection process for the applicants. Upon selection, the selected applicant can apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate.

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